Senior Vice President & Managing Director
Ashley Northington develops marketing communication strategies that live at the intersection of engaging storytelling and transformative policy, programming and practices. A veteran communicator, much of her career has been focused on shaping narratives that champion equity and activate positive change. She joined the RW Jones Agency in 2020 after 10 years as the founder and director of DENOR Brands + Public Relations.
At DENOR, Ashley built a diverse client base that included nonprofit organizations, government entities, K-12 school districts, and colleges and universities. There, she developed a speciality in serving the needs of HBCU and other minority serving institutions.
Before starting DENOR, Ashley worked as an education policy analyst for the Bureau of Governmental Research and as Press Secretary and Public Information Officer at the Louisiana Department of Education. Her communications career also includes education and government reporting for The Tennessean, USA Today, Associated Press and The Shreveport Times.
Ashley earned a Master of Public Administration degree with dual concentrations in public policy and higher education administration from Louisiana State University. She is also a proud graduate of Tennessee State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in women's studies. She resides in Nashville with her husband, Eric.